Ivy-Leaved Cyclamen

Cyclamen hederifolium

Neapolitan Cyclamen, Sowbread, Hardy Cyclamen

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A close up of some pink Cyclamen hederifolium flowers and green leaves
profile iconCyclamen Hederifolium
by hamon jp (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Cyclamen hederifolium is a deciduous perennial in the Primulaceae family. It typically grows to around 12cm in height, producing pretty light pink, scented flowers which measure approximately 2.5cm across. Leaves are produced at the base, they resemble those of ivy and often have attractive silvery-green patterning across their surfaces. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Autumn, Winter

Propagation

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Primulaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

Mild

Problems

Mice and squirrels may take a nibble!

Related Problems

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